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Florida Wrongful Death Claims Involving Medical Malpractice

Get a wrongful death attorney who will demand accountability for your family

The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of a healthcare provider or medical facility brings about an incredibly difficult period, filled with emotional turmoil and uncertainty about the future. Such losses due to medical malpractice affect not just the emotional well-being of those left behind but also their lives in countless other ways, including the loss of companionship, support, and guidance.

In these moments, when your loss is compounded by the negligence of others, the burden can feel insurmountable. However, it’s important to remember that in Florida you have rights and avenues for recourse. At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Mr. Shomo is a caring and compassionate wrongful death attorney who is dedicated to serving as a steadfast advocate for you and your family during these trying times.

“Casey Shomo and his staff, not only set a realistic expectation for us, but treated us with care and compassion, like family. We would highly recommend Casey Shomo and his team without any hesitation.” – Tathyana B.

Among his notable case results, Mr. Shomo has secured a $2,500,000 outcome in a case involving death due to incorrect surgical technique. Additionally, Mr. Shomo achieved a $1,851,000 outcome in another tragic case of a failure to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism, which also resulted in death. These case results reflect not only the severe consequences of medical malpractice but also emphasize Mr. Shomo’s commitment to advocating for families affected by such devastating losses.

What is a wrongful death?

Wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to another person’s careless or reckless actions, also known as negligence. In such cases, the responsible party may be held legally accountable for the loss, leading to a wrongful death lawsuit. This lawsuit seeks compensation for the family of the deceased individual.

When wrongful death occurs because of medical malpractice, it means that a healthcare provider’s negligence led to the patient’s death. This could include errors in diagnosis, treatment, or other medical interventions that directly contribute to the patient’s passing. In these situations, a skilled wrongful death lawyer with experience in medical malpractice cases can assist you in seeking justice and compensation for your loss.

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

In Florida, the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit is reserved for the following individuals:

  • Surviving spouse, children, grandchildren, or parents of the deceased individual.
  • Other blood relatives.
  • Adoptive siblings.

It’s crucial to note that specific conditions may affect eligibility, underscoring the importance of consulting with a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer to understand the nuances of your unique claim.

How long do I have to file?

In Florida, those eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit typically have a time limit of two years from the date of death to initiate legal action. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations.

The statute of limitations exists to ensure that legal proceedings are initiated within a reasonable timeframe, preserving the integrity of evidence, and allowing for timely resolution of claims.

It is important to be aware of this deadline and take prompt action if you believe you have a wrongful death claim. Waiting too long to pursue legal action may result in the loss of your right to seek compensation for your loss.

Damages in wrongful death claims

While nothing can replace your loved one, securing compensation can help alleviate the financial burdens faced by your family. We fight for justice and all available compensation, including but not limited to:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium

Get a compassionate wrongful death lawyer on your side

As a sole practitioner, Mr. Shomo leads a dedicated team of experienced litigation and pre-litigation paralegals, nurse paralegals, and administrative staff who specialize in wrongful death cases. With over 30 years of experience, our law firm ensures your case gets the attention it deserves.

If you’ve been affected by a wrongful death involving medical malpractice in Palm Beach County, Florida, contact a wrongful death lawyer about your case and schedule a free consultation today. Do not hesitate to reach out. We are ready and want to help you out in any way we can.

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